The 2017 track meet came down to the last event this year, the 4×400 meter relay. Prior to the race Yorktown (Orange) had a 6 point lead. Manila Bay’s strong 4×400 performance earned them the narrow victory. Congrats to the men in green!
On a sunny summer day in June, the Ed Weir track on UNL campus was host to the Cornhusker Boys’ State track meet. Events included the 800m, 100m, 1600m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m, long jump, high jump, shot put, and discus.
This afternoon, under gray, cloudy skies, the delegates gathered at Ed Weir Stadium to compete in track and field. The competition is always a fierce one, since it brings together the most impressive athletes from every corner of Nebraska. Luckily, though the weather was overcast and chilly, the rain did not arrive until several hours after the meet. Thus, the Boys had pleasantly cool temperatures in which to determine who could run the fastest, jump the highest or farthest, or throw the farthest. Of special note, the 4×1 relay was won by the town counselor team, proving once again the value of age and wisdom over youth and vigor.
The 4×1 Winners.
This afternoon, under the executive direction of Coach Larry Frost, the delegates took to the Ed Weir Track to compete in track and field events. This morning’s thunderstorm was little more than a memory beneath the blaring, humid sun. With skill and determination, the delegates gave their all in a variety of events, including: shot put, discus, high jump, long jump, 100 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter, 1600 meter, 4–100 meter, and 4–400 meter. At the end of the day, while the delegates thoroughly demonstrated their athletic skills, they also learned that their counselors still had a thing or two to teach them.
This afternoon saw fierce, yet sportsmanlike competition on the fields and courts across the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Campus.